The film Jaws made many boys into fishermen, but it also kept kids away from the beach for a while. This movie, which introduced a completely new level of terror to children even taking a bath, also evolved into a never-give-up story of filmmaking. The film's 27-year-old director, Steven Spielberg, was learning how to make a big movie on the fly and having to deal with an enormous amount of production problems due to the film's nautical nature. Filmmaking around the ocean is not easy. As a result, Spielberg needed the help from the locals of Martha's Vineyard, specifically those folks in and around the fishing village of Menemsha.